456 pages, 7.85 × 5.12 × 1.27 in
August 17, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1402246838
ISBN - 13: 9781402246838
Read from the Book
It was hell being a hero. With the guns crashing and the deck a blind chaos of powder smoke, Captain Sheridan Drake wiped his sleeve across his eyes to clear away a crust of Mediterranean sweat and battle-grime. He thought of his botched boyhood Latin lessons with profound regret. Really, he ought to have listened to his schoolmaster, and gone into practicing law. A barrister, now-there was a profession for an intelligent man. Sleep late, rise rested, hot coffee and fresh eggs for breakfast...but no-he'd best not think of fresh eggs; he'd start hallucinating after a hundred and thirty-seven days at sea without one. The guns roared and the deck beneath him trembled with the recoil. To starboard, a Turkish ship jibed, swinging bows around and peppering the deck with grapeshot and rifle-fire. Sheridan ducked behind the mizzenmast and squinted longingly at the closest hatch, calculating his chances of slipping below unnoticed. No sense getting himself killed in this sordid little squabble. He shouldn't even have been aboard, but of course no one besides himself would give a thought to that-the British navy being more interested in gallantry than brains, and inclined to become maudlin over its heroes. For the past week, the legendary Captain Sheridan Drake had suffered through the stultifying honor of dining here in the flagship, gazing gloomily into his wine and listening to off icers of the British, French and Russian navies work themselves into a frenzy of indignation over the
From the Publisher
Praise for Laura Kinsale:
"Magic and beauty flow from Laura Kinsale's pen."
"Readers should be enchanted."
"One of the best writers in the history of the romance genre."
-All About Romance
"Laura Kinsale delivers powerful, unique romance."
"A writer who always provides a triumphant novel."
-Affaire de Coeur
An unlikely princess, exiled and innocent?
Her Serene Highness Olympia of Oriens longs to return to her tiny, embattled land and lead her people in peace and equality. But with her evil uncle plotting against her, she needs a protector, and Captain Drake seems like the answer to her dreams?
A war hero with hell to pay?
Captain Sheridan Drake has fought his way to acclaim. Now destitute, desperate, and tortured by nightmares of the carnage he's seen, he plans to steal Olympia's jewels as well as her innocence, but is ignited by a passion so intense he can think of nothing but protecting her, even from himself? Without each other, they might not survive, but their love threatens to tear them both apart?
About the Author
Laura Kinsale, a former geologist, is the New York Times bestselling author of Flowers from the Storm, The Prince of Midnight, and Seize the Fire. She and her husband divide their time between Santa Fe and Dallas.